Driving assessment

Reckless Alberta driver arrested in Kamloops drive-thru


(Kim Anderson/iNFOnews.ca)

Kamloops RCMP caught up with someone driving recklessly from Alberta when he stopped at a local drive-thru.

According to an RCMP news release, police said they received multiple reports of a vehicle being driven recklessly from Red Deer to Kamloops on Friday, August 19.

Officers from the Tk’emlúps Rural RCMP Detachment in Kamloops were called at approximately 5:15 p.m. to assist officers in Barriere and Kelowna in locating the driver, who was wanted on a warrant under the mental health.

Police spotted the suspect vehicle near Rayleigh and followed it as it left the Trans-Canada Highway and stopped at a drive-thru in Valleyview.

The driver was taken to the Royal Inland Hospital as per the warrant, RCMP said.

Earlier today, at around 8:45 a.m., Kamloops officers caught up to another erratic driver, this time in a parking lot in the 1100 block plaza of Columba Street West.

Police stopped the vehicle and the driver resisted and was arrested for obstruction, police said.

The man was given a 24-hour driving ban, tickets for not having insurance or a valid driver’s license and the vehicle was impounded.

The suspect was taken to Detachment for a 40 car assessment and determined to be suffering from a mental health crisis. He was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and taken to hospital for treatment and evaluation.

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